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What can the numbness in my right hand mean?

What can the numbness in my right hand mean?

Hand numbness: It may be compression of a nerve that innvervates the hand muscles, such as of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an example. However, your doctor will need to examine you to make a more accurate diagnosis since the nerves innervate different muscles of the hand. Then a treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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What does numbness in my right hand pointer finger tip mean?

What does numbness in my right hand pointer finger tip mean?

Numbness: most commonly is a symptom of some nerve issue. Inflammation for example may irritate the nerve in the finger causing a numbness,..similar to the "pins and needles" you get in your legs when the nerves are irritated after sitting for long. If if continues, see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have CRPS in my right hand and wrist. I have been experiencing numbness in my hand which I have never had before. Does this mean it is getting wors?

I have CRPS in my right hand and wrist. I have been experiencing numbness in my hand which I have never had before.  Does this mean it is getting wors?

Response: CRPS does NOT cause numbness, as it involves autonomic nerves, not somatic nerves. You may have a pinched nerve at wrist or elbow. An EMG test may well reveal the answer. Are you confident that your diagnosis of CRPS was confirmed? ...Read more

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What does it mean when my right side is numb and can't open nothing with right hand ?

What does it mean when my right side is numb and can't open nothing with right hand ?

Numbness: This may indicate that you are in the process of having a stroke, or brain attack. You should seek medical care as soon as possible. Again, this can indicate you are having a stroke. Seek care at once. ...Read more

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My right hand is always cd and numb - could mean I have raynauds syndrome?

My right hand is always cd and numb - could mean I have raynauds syndrome?

Possibly: Raynaud's phenomenon usually manifests itself on both hands and / or feet, but not always. Other possibilities include carpal tunnel syndrome or periperal vascular disease as well. Smoking can exacerbate symptoms like these as well. See your doctor to have it looked at though. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right hand goes numb while sleeping?

What does it mean if my right hand goes numb while sleeping?

A possibility: It may indicate a neuropathy depending on where exactly on the hand and arm you note numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome (a type of median neuropathy), ulnar neuropathy, or radial neuropathy may be present. Try to avoid pressure on the arm and hand while sleeping including awkward posturing. Keep it straight while asleep. If you note weakness or pain, please consult a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does it mean if your right hand goes numb when you have a fever?

What does it mean if your right hand goes numb when you have a fever?

Hard to say!: Numbness is usually do to pressure on a nerve. This is not something i would expect a fever to cause. However, a fever can cause increased blood flow and this may cause some swelling that could be pressing on a nerve. Probably not much to worry about if it goes away as your temp goes down., but if this occurs every time let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep. ?

What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep.
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Carpal tunnel: The most common cause would be carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve innervates the thumb, index finger and half the middle finger. It runs into the hand through a tunnel (called the carpal tunnel). If there is a bit of swelling of the tissues or if you bend your wrist while sleeping, the nerve gets pinched and causes numbness. There are some other possibilities, so get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes when you have numbness in right hand?

What causes when you have numbness in right hand?

Nerve issues: There is a wide range of causes, commonly carpal-tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, radiculopathy with a pinched nerve in the neck and rarely brain problems such as stroke, ms ... A neurologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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What is causing the numbness I have in my right hand?

What is causing the numbness I have in my right hand?

Your guess is as: Good as mine. You have provided minimal information about a symptom which has many causes. Statistically, the most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more